How to Draw a Pumpkin

How to Draw a Pumpkin

Welcome to our drawing tutorial on how to draw a pumpkin. This is perfect for Halloween or any scary activities or events you may have or attend.

Did you know?

  • That pumpkins belong to the gourd food family, which also includes watermelons, cucumbers and zucchini.
  • Pumpkins are a healthy food being high in fiber, but low in calories, fat, and sodium while having vitamin A, potassium and iron.
  • The Guinness world record for fastest pumpkin carving time stands at 16.47 seconds by Stephen Clarke (USA) in 2013.
  • The tradition of having pumpkin lanterns on Halloween comes from an ancient Celtic custom which was brought to America by Europeans.

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Level: beginner
Tutorial steps: 7

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Step 1

how to draw a pumpkin

To begin, draw a large circle as the general shape of our pumpkin. Then draw a second oval shape on it’s side near the top of the large circle where the root of the pumpkin will be.

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Step 2

how to draw a pumpkin

Now add the eyes, nose and mouth on the pumpkin. In the reference image above you’ll see the iconic style shapes for the face, but you can draw your own shapes for the eyes, nose and mouth if your prefer.

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Step 3

how to draw a pumpkin

Now in this third step we’ll add detail around the eyes, nose and mouth as shown in red in the reference image above, to create depth to the eye holes, nose hole and mouth. Then add in the broken root shape sticking out from the top of our pumpkin starting from the oval shape.

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Step 4

how to draw a pumpkin

Here’s where we’ll start drawing in our ribbed section of the pumpkin skin. Let’s start by drawing the four lines down the face starting at the top and down to the bottom point of the pumpkin as shown in the reference image above. Be sure allow some space between each line. Now add a couple of lines on the pumpkin root at the top.

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Step 5

how to draw a pumpkin

It’s time to draw the remaining skin lines around the rest of the body, from the top down to the bottom of the pumpkin.

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Step 6

how to draw a pumpkin

Now our pumpkin body is ready with all the face and lines showing the body shape of the pumpkin. It’s looking great!

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Step 7

how to draw a pumpkin

Our final step here is to colour the eye holes, nose hole and inside the mouth with black which makes the pumpkin’s face look like it has real holes for the face.

And that’s it! Our creepy pumpkin is finished. Perfect for Halloween.

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